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January 3, 2020

Winter Beach Safety

Winter is a beautiful time to visit Manzanita. When visiting Manzanita. It’s important to remember that the ocean and the weather can often be unpredictable, especially during winter storms and extreme high tides. Here are some tips to make your winter vacation safe. Beware the sneaker wave They’re called sneaker waves because […]
December 30, 2019

New Years’ Eve Hot Spots in Manzanita

Looking for a party to help ring in the New Year? Wanna party like it’s 1999? Start the year off right. There are several local spots featuring live music, dancing, food, drinks and even a little glitter. Sandune Pub (127 Laneda Ave): The Dune welcomes back party favorite Karaoke From Hell! on […]
December 29, 2019

Polar Plunge 2020

You get bragging rights only if you do the MANZANITA POLAR PLUNGE!! It’s that time of year again to shed your inhibitions, fears and some common sense! When: New Year’s Day 2020 Location: Neahkahnie Beach (one mile north of downtown Manzanita, last area you can park, past 3 way stop sign. There […]
December 23, 2019

Local Food Spots Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Do you need to dash to the store for some last minute dinner ingredients or snacks? Maybe a sit down meal before the holiday festivities kick off? How about a holiday libation? There are a few spots open locally on the December 24th and December 25th that can help you out. And […]
December 19, 2019

Winter Whale Watch Week

Gray whales are on the move along the Oregon coast headed south to their winter grounds off Baja California, Mexico. Let trained volunteers help you spot the migrating whales during the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department annual winter Whale Watching Week, Dec. 27-31. Volunteers with the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will […]
December 11, 2019

Local Christmas Happenings

Christmas is just around the corner but there’s a lot of great events coming up between now and then to help get you in the festive spirit. From visits with Santa, to craft fairs, to holiday music, here’s a rundown of everything Christmas! Dec. 12: “It’s A Wonderful Life” – What Christmas […]
December 10, 2019

Enter Our Monthly Photo Contest

Are you a shutterbug? Is your phone bursting with photos of Neahkahnie Mountain, Laneda Avenue, or the Nehalem River. Well, you’re in luck! Each month, the Manzanita Visitors Center holds a photo contest that showcases great photos of our little town. Send us your favorites shots from Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler and […]
December 4, 2019

Win A Getaway To Manzanita

Ready for a beach getaway to Manzanita? Enter to win Travel Oregon’s Sweepstakes with seven prizes for seven winners, including a trip to Manzanita that offers ocean front lodging, delicious local dinner, and a bike/surf package! Enter to win a fabulous weekend trip to one of these incredible destinations: Oregon Coast, Willamette […]
December 1, 2019

Riverbend Players Bring You “It’s A Wonderful Life”

It’s not the holidays until you see “It’s A Wonderful Life.” What better way then to see it on stage, at North County Recreation District Performing Arts Center? Opening December 6 for three performance only! Riverbend Players presents a Reader’s Theater holiday production of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” […]
November 21, 2019

Bring Your Family To The Holiday Kids Fair

Need something for the whole family to do after a day of shopping? Come to the Pine Grove Community House for an evening of family fun on Friday, November 29 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. Local organizations and non-profits will have tables with special hands-on arts and crafts projects for kids […]